Today sees the launch of a new publication aimed at developing new approaches for young adults in transition.
'Going for Gold: developing effective services for young adults throughout the criminal justice process' is a new guide from Clinks, Social Justice Solutions and the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance that captures the effective, evidence-based practice of the three T2A pilots in West Mercia (YSS), Birmingham (Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust), and London (St. Giles Trust). The guide provides senior strategic leads and commissioners with a benchmark from which they can develop new approaches to support young adults to desist from crime.
In partnership with the three main T2A pilots and Social Justice Solutions, Clinks has developed a guide that shows why it is important to develop a unique approach for young adults as well as how local approaches could be implemented. 'Going for Gold' provides senior strategic leads and commissioners with a benchmark from which they can develop effective, evidence-based approaches that have been proven to support young adults to desist from crime. Being mindful of diminishing local resources Clinks designed a “bronze, silver and gold approach” that offers practical ways services can be developed with very little resource, or when possible, with enough resources to commission a bespoke service. Click here
Alongside the publication of Going for Gold, Clinks is offering the opportunity for five days’ free consultancy support to develop four new local strategies, initiatives, or services for young adults. Furthermore Clinks is offering up to £2,500 by way of an innovation fund to help provide capacity or buy in further expertise to support local developments.